The Great Wall of China winds over the hills like a majestic dragon
Welcome to the start of your journey to one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Great Wall of China was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, it winds up an down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus. It stretches approximately 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometres) from East to West China. No surprise as to why it is on people’s Bucket Lists!
The Great Wall has a history of more than 2,000 years. Due to this, some of the sections of the Wall of China are now in ruins. However, due to its cultural appeal it is still one the greatest attractions in the world.
The Great Wall was built for defensive purposes, especially to stop attacks from the North of China. The history of the Great Wall is said to start from the Spring and Autumn Periods when seven powerful states appeared at the same time. In order to defend themselves, they all built walls and stationed troops on the borders. At that time, the total length of the wall had already reached 3,107 miles, belonging to different states. Enjoying the fame of “Wan Li Chang Cheng”, the main structure of today’s Great Wall starts from Hushan in Liaoning in the east and ends at Jiayuguan Pass.
The Great Wall of China trek will allow you to experience China’s culture, history, traditions and locals at its best. Its not just the wall thats incredible but the atmosphere, culture and sights along the way. You will also get the opportunity to see the Olympic village, the Royal Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Beijing’s old residential quarters to really get a feel for the Chinese culture.